Ontario COVID-19 quarantine screening officer charged with extortion, sexual assault
A quarantine screening officer who allegedly demanded cash from a woman before sexually assaulting her at her home faces related charges, police said on Wednesday.
The accused had been trained by the Public Health Agency of Canada as a designated screening officer under the Quarantine Act, Halton regional police said.
According to a police statement, the accused was doing a quarantine compliance check at a home in Oakville, Ont., on Feb. 18.
“The accused informed the victim that they were in violation of the quarantine order and demanded that a fine be paid in cash,” police alleged. “When the victim declined to pay, she was sexually assaulted by the accused.”
Police said they arrested a man they identified only as Hemant, 27, of Hamilton, on Tuesday….